A Snapshot of a Snapshot of Radio History
We receive lots of group photos and “grip and grin”
pix after conventions. But this one from the recent AES show seems particularly
It was taken in conjunction with a special event
honoring “A Half Century of FM Stereo.” Held off-site at the Clear Channel
Studios at the P.C. Richards & Sons Theater, the gathering of elite radio
folks looked back at the development of FM stereo transmission, the approval of
the system, its practices, the success and its future.
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co-chair David Bialik and co-host Scott Fybush recruited a notable panel of
technical radio all-stars to share their thoughts.
The picture should be savored. If you’ve read
Radio World and followed industry technical trends over the decades, you’ll
appreciate that there’s a lot of current engineering know-how as well as radio
history expertise represented here, covering at least five or six decades of
technical accomplishment. It was snapped by Kim Sacks and shared with us by
Standing in rear: Eric Small, Modulation
Sciences; Richard Mertz, Cavell, Mertz and Associates; Skip Pizzi, NAB;Frank Foti, Omnia Audio; Herb Squire,
former WQXR(FM) chief engineer; Bob Orban, Orban; David Bialik. Seated: Bill
Sacks, Orban; Richard Burden, original FM Stereo Committee member; Arno Meyer,
Belar; Scott Fybush; Jeff Smith, Clear Channel Radio.
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